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Highlights in Greek Islands
- Picture-perfect beaches
- Hiking a volcano
- The Mediterranean diet
- Greek folklore
Villas in the Greek Islands
The Greek Islands are a very desirable holiday destination with its picture-perfect beaches, the beautiful white villages perched on the cliffs, the blue domes and the unique churches scattered all around the villages. The best beaches to be near to are those of Crete and Lefka and if you are travelling as a family, we recommend you to stay in Corfu. Luxury and upscale stays in Mykonos; tasty wines in Kefalonia; the beauty and uniqueness of Santorini or a romantic getaway in Symi. And for those looking for nightlife, Kos, Rhodes, Corfu or Mykonos are the islands where you can stay and enjoy the Greek culture as you unwind by the beach.A combination of blue and white
Dreaming of those sunny days in a whitewashed villa with its characteristic blue doors and windows? The Greek islands have been on thousands of magazine covers where the blue domes and the white villas catch your eye instantly. Villas built and carved in the rocks, beautiful villages with windmills, unique beaches you can gaze from your window every morning or an infinity pool that blends in with the horizon, as far as the eye can see. Watch a sunset from the jacuzzi in the terrace or unwind under the sun. Large groups can find spacious villas to accommodate up to 7 or 8 people comfortably. As a couple you can enjoy a romantic getaway too in cute villas designed to make your stay a memorable one. It is time to start making memories!
Travellers and activities
Wondering what is the Greek island with the best beaches? The possibilities are endless but beach lovers will rejoice with the stunning shoreline of Naxos and its wild and quiet beaches. The beautiful whitewashed houses are the ideal backdrop of Naoussa beach in Paros whereas Chrissi Akti is the ideal beach for surfers. Paradise and Super Paradise are the most lively beaches in Mykonos, where party lovers meet 24/7. Gialos and Koumbara are two sandy and quiet beaches in Ios, close to Chora. Families here head to Kalamos or Papa. The Blue Flag beaches of Corfu will mesmerise you with its turquoise waters around Paleokastritsa. For traditional golden sand, water sports and traditional Greek tavernas head to Agios Georgios, Ipsos or Kalamaki. Have you decided what is the best beach for you?The Greek Islands for lovers
Travel-savvy couples appreciate the Greek Islands for being one of the best romantic destinations in the world where to celebrate a romantic Valentine’s Day, a special anniversary or a unique getaway with their loved one. Do not miss the opportunity of celebrating your honeymoon in Corfu, Santorini or Mykonos. Watch the sunset as you enjoy a nice dinner by the light of the candles in Astypalea or Naxos. Relish every minute of your time on the islands and get ready to live the most romantic stay ever!
Did you know that Crete is the largest from the over 5000 Greek Islands and the traditional blue colour for the doors was used to keep the evil spirits away?
Top 7 travel tips in the Greek Islands
The Greek people are known by their cheerfulness and kindness, which is reflected in the many popular festivals that are celebrated in the country throughout the year. If you have the opportunity to book your stay in a holiday villa during one of its popular celebrations, you will be able to mingle with the locals and learn a little more about the traditions, music, food and dances. The most important is the Orthodox Easter, but there are also others of special interest such as the Independence Festival or the Panigiria, patron saint festivals that vary from town to town. The latter are some of the funniest!2. Go scuba diving
Explore the seabed and admire the colourful underwater views with its fauna. Spot an eel, seahorses, marine plants or even shipwrecks and artefacts! If you have not tried scuba diving before, you can have some lessons for thirty minutes and the experienced instructors will guide you so you can have an incredible experience!3. Watch a magical sunset
Can you picture the most incredible sunset you have ever seen? No you cannot unless you have been to Imerovigli in Santorini. Although most people head to Oia to see the sky showing hues of orange, red and yellow, Imerovigli is less crowded and it offers you stunning views at sunset. Capture these magic colours with your lense and in your memory. Once you see it you will never forget it! Another experience is to watch the sunset from a boat after a day of sailing away around the islands. Seeing the sun hiding behind the horizon is a unique show for all your senses. Experience it, live it, capture it!4.Indulge in the Mediterranean diet
A good combination of vegetables, fish and seafood and a touch of its Eastern and Western influences, Greek cuisine offers balanced recipes with a true Mediterranean spirit that may vary throughout the seasons. Nothing better than a fantastic Greek salad with feta, olives and tomato or a traditional moussaka made following older generations recipes. Try some dolmadakia stuffed with beef or lamb, some tomatokeftedes and a delicious Greek fava dip. For a quick and cheap meal have some gyros and for those with a sweet tooth try some bougatsa, baklava or amygdalota. Round up your meal with a sip of ellinikos, the Greek coffee served in a coffee pot with a long handle. For hot summer days, a frappe iced coffee is ideal! Indulge in quintessential Greek flavours, make your belly happy and enjoy!5. Hike up a volcano
In Santorini you can hike up to the volcano Nea Kameni where you will feel the steam. It is an easy climb and you can stop at the hot springs for a quick dip along the way. The smell of sulphur in the air is noticeable but the views when you reach the top are totally incredible and worth it!6. Visit Oia
This might be the most recognised picture in the world - the blue domes of the churches in Oia and the sea views from the cliff, whitewashed walls, pretty bougainvilleas decorating the facades and all the buildings in different levels and lots of stairs that lead to pretty little corners with amazing views.7. Enjoy a day trip to Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay
In the northwestern coast of Crete you can enjoy a fantastic day trip to the inhabited island of Gramvousa with the remains of a Venetian fort. Here you can also reach Balos Bay, by car or by boat. The azure waters lapping the shore are a truly mesmerising view that you will never forget. Let the wind caress your skin as you sail away and enjoy the experience of a boat trip to unique and stunning spots.